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An Irreverent Bookstore in South Minneapolis


What makes The Irreverent Bookworm special?

  • A whimsical and welcoming atmosphere
  • A wide variety of high-quality used books 
  • Select new books of interest
  • A cozy kids' room 
  • Fun bookish gift items
  • Interesting events such as music, poetry, readings & signings, unique seasonal celebrations
  • Private room FREE to reserve for local book clubs, writing groups, etc.
  • Ample, comfy seating areas to try books before you buy them
  • Exciting partnerships with awesome local folks like Feminist Book Club
  • Ability to special order many new titles

Shopping here

  • Well-behaved dogs welcome!
  • Bike racks available outside
  • Plenty of on-street parking 
  • Bus stop on corner (routes 14, 133)
  • Gift certificates available
  • Accessible entrance & spacious aisles

Why shop at an independent bookstore?

  • Bookstores promote literacy and provide engaging community events.
  • Spend $100 at a local bookstore and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses like ours are dedicated to creating incentives and events that directly support neighborhood initiatives.